UK Nike salesman sacked for trying to sell old trainers on Facebook
London, Feb 12 : A salesman working at Nike London store has been sacked for trying to sell company-issue trainers on social networking giant Facebook.
Daniel Jones, 23, posted a message on Facebook when his mother asked him to clear out his bedroom wardrobe, advertising five pairs of Nike shoes.
He had accumulated the trainers during three-and-a-half years working at Nike's Oxford Street store, the Daily Mail reports.
He said would have accepted around 200 pounds for all five and insisted he was only trying to earn a bit of money and not deliberately cash in on his job.
But within days of his message appearing on his Facebook page he was hauled in by bosses and accused of gross misconduct, the paper said.
Jones was suspended on the spot from his part-time job, and he later got a letter from the company telling him he had been sacked.
Jones, who denies any misconduct, was granted an appeal hearing against his sacking but Nike refused to change their mind, the paper said.